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Single Parenthood 1970 – 85% of children had both parents Today – 69% with both parents High divorce rate Increase in births to unwed women Children are more likely to drop out, get arrested, have emotional problems, and get divorced Female children from single parent homes are more likely to become single parents themselves Gay and Lesbian Families Massachusetts – first to legalize Gay marriage in 2004 Highly urban areas, half concentrated in 20 cities San Francisco Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York City, and Washington DC 1/5 of all homosexual couples come from previous heterosexual marriages 22% of lesbian couples and 5% of gay couples are raising children Changing Trends in Families Postponement of first marriage and childbirth Cohabitation- 60% of couples are living together More families who to choose to not have children Increase in births to unmarried mothers More grandparents raising children 4% of whites 7% of latinos 14% of African-Americans Sandwich Generation- Age 40-55; taking care of children and parents at the same time
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